The 2017 Spring Migration Count has commenced and runs from Mar 1st until Apr 22nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. This is the 26th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.
PRESENT COUNT BLOG:
Mount Lorette Raptor Count, 2017 Spring
Related links: Daily Count Resources
CTV News – Video from Hay Meadow today – The footage is between 26:23 and 27:34. – 2017/03/21, Link.
CBC News – How Alberta’s eagle expressway was spotted 25 years ago – 2017/03/20, Link.
CBC Calgary Eye Opener – Golden Eagle Count – Interview with Peter Sherrington – 2017/03/20, Link.
Pincher Creek Voice – Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation celebrates 25 years – 2017/03/19, Link.
Calgary Herald – Golden eagles: The mystery and history of one of Alberta’s most fascinating birds – 2017/03/18, Link.
Calgary Sun – Into the journey of golden eagles, thousands of whom migrate over Alberta every year – 2017/03/18, Link.
25th Anniversary Press Release
March 20, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of RMERF eagle counting. Please see attached press release regarding 25th Anniversary celebration events. Click to view the PDF: RMERF_PressRelease25thAnniversary.pdf
The Letter was just sent out by our president Gordon Petersen. Click to view the PDF: RMERF_PresidentsLetterMar2017Final.pdf
RMERF’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held on May 28th at the Beaupre Hall near Cochrane. Expect lots of stories and pictures, drinks and snacks, and plenty of time for socializing. We also hope to premiere a special 25th anniversary video. Watch this website for program details, time, and directions to the hall as they become available.
A research article on DNA analyses of Golden Eagles from three areas in Western America. Peter Sherrington, RMERF, and Sean Rogers, U of C, shared unpublished results from their research on genetics of golden eagle migrants from Alaska. For details please visit the website at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164248
It was a great turn out and about 25 people attended this year. We received a little rain but it wasn’t enough to dampen our spirits, especially with a wonderful rainbow afterwards as a reward. We would like to thank Heinz and Marilyn again for being such organized, attentive, and gracious hosts and to Claire and Joe for all their organizational work, and for bringing food, drink, and bright smiles. Enjoy some photos below. Photo credits Cliff Hanson, David Sweeney
The Mayor’s Environmental Expo on June 8 at Calgary City Hall was a great success with many interested individuals – young and old alike. We loved all the questions. Click the photo for a high resolution version (sufficient to read much of the booth text).